Keeping the Builder Building

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Michael Brown

Managing Director


After completing a Carpentry and Joinery apprenticeship in 1990 with distinctions, Michael started work at Southern Nail Supplies – a family owned and run company set up in 1974 by Michael’s father, Andrew.

Having worked his way up through the company, Michael held managerial roles in procurement and sales, developing an in depth knowledge of building materials and the building industry along the way.

In 2002, Southern Nail Supplies changed its name to SNS Building Products and Michael became Managing Director when the company incorporated in 2013. Michael is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business.

Ronnie Porter

Sales and Marketing Manager


Ronnie’s sales career began more than 20 year’s ago working for a grass cutting machinery company – firstly in the workshop, then the warehouse and spare parts, and eventually in service and warranty claims.

He developed a particular skill in communicating with teams and customers, and in building relationships which led him into a new role selling machinery and wood chippers. A move to the City then saw Ronnie cold calling three or four days a week selling air conditioning and consumables – hard and demoralising work but great experience.

Through a series of career development opportunities including office fit-out and corporate clothing, Ronnie consolidated his experience of sales and marketing. This led him to join his father and brother in the family business – Allbuild Products – in 2005 selling metal and plastic components to the building industry.  This was originally owned by SNS and set up as an independant company. Following a re-organisation of the company in 2010, Ronnie was appointed General manager. He is now the Sales and Marketing Manager at SNS Building Products Limited.

Adrian Eames

Finance Director


With a varied background, including sales, customer service, and operations, Adrian is far from the stereo-typical financial introvert!  He is focused on offering solutions rather than problems, and ensures these are both practical as well as financially sound.

As an experienced finance executive and business advisor Adrian joined the board of SNS Building Products in October 2018 as Finance Director.

SNS & Allbuild Merge

SNS purchased the stock & assets of Allbuild Products in January 2019 to give us a stronger presence in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace.

This strategic move makes excellent business sense for us as a company and will be particularly beneficial for our customers. Both companies provide similar products and services to the building industry, but by joining forces with Allbuild we can offer our customers a broader product range and geographical delivery area. Combining our strengths and buying power also means we are more competitive and it will also significantly expand our customer network – Keeping the Builder Building!

We will continue to give our loyal customers the personal service that has helped us build our reputation for going much more than that extra mile, and providing products and services they know they can trust.